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Aug 14

JTalk this week: Rethinking the barmitzvah and bringing back mentorship

Following the service on Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions run for approx. an hour starting at approx. 11.15 am.

15 August Mark Loon and Jarrod Assenheim – Boys to Men/ Mankind Project

“If you don’t initiate the boys, they’ll burn down the village.” — Rethinking the idea of Barmitzvah and what it should mean to teenage boys and adult men today, in service of bringing back the practice of mentorship in the 21st century.

22 August – To be advised

29 August – David Bilchitz will discuss: “Angels in America. Fusing Jewish and Gay Identities